Friday, August 15, 2008
While I was still in AZ, Annie managed to deliver Ryker Weston Skousen-- just in time so I could see him before flying to CO. He was born a little early, but still weighed in over 7 lbs. His lungs are were just a little behind so he got to hang out in the NICU for a little bit. These are pictures in the morning, but later that afternoon he was out of the bubble and I got to hold him. He is adorable and looks like Gracyee did when she was a baby... as much as I've seen. The amazing part... Annie threw me a shower the day before with the contractions and all. What a great sister to have in the family. We wish we were there to see him more and help out with Graycee, but got to get back to life and the beauty of growing.
Posted by Ben and Jen McDowell at 7:18 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Ben went to Guatemala Friday and I got to fly into Az. Yeah!! Julie picked me up from the airport and then we drove straight to Michelle's house in Henderson Nevada. Baby Logan was born the week before so we got to go see the new baby. It is Michelle's third- but first boy, and how happy John is. He was 8 lbs 14 oz, and I think 20 inches... pretty good!
Hung out with the girls for a couple days, held the perfect baby who just eats and sleep all day... What an Angel. Who wouldn't like a kid that just sits there and lets you hold him?? Played with Kylee and Alyssa and went to the strip one day to walk around. It just isn't the same when you are carrying an extra 20 pounds and it is 115 degrees outside. But gave me something to do right? We drove home Monday night and now get to hang out until next Monday in AZ... what to do?? Ben will be in Guatemala until Saturday so hopefully he'll have some fun stories to tell. His first day there was spent in Antigua before meeting up with the Dental Group- where him and brother Matt took a tour to an Active Volcano and got to roast marshmallows over molten lava. Delicioso! That is what I've heard so far. Hopefully he'll update me soon on life so I can feel apart of his fun. Here are the girls just being their silly selves, Got to love them!
Posted by Ben and Jen McDowell at 9:54 PM